The Tarras Band is an exciting klezmer ensemble from Brooklyn New York. The Band primarily performs the music of the late, great clarinetist/composer Dave Tarras, and if so inspired, may venture into the music of clarinetist Naftule Brandwein. The Tarras Band showcases klezmer legend, Peter Sokolow, on piano. Pete performed regularly with Tarras from the late 1950s through the 1980s. Also featured are Jim Guttman(Klezmer Conservatory Band,) on bass, Dave Licht (Klezmatics) on drums, Ben Holmes (Klez Dispensers,) on trumpet, Dan Blacksberg(Other Europeans) on trombone, and Michael Winograd (Socalled, Budowitz) on clarinet.
The Tarras Band is virtual klezmer supergroup, and has recently performed at the Krakow Festival of Jewish Culture, Toronto’s Ashkenaz Festival, and has a new CD – their 2nd – coming soon.
Here’s a nice video of the band in Krakow: http://youtu.be/iFTTTr1N3bc?list=UUf_v12jPFuf4KkNgv4MPRLw
And another! http://youtu.be/VF-eI1qGwPs